Continuing education courses are developed in response to specific educational demands and requests of citizens, professional, and business groups, and other organizations. The major role of continuing education is to develop and implement courses for career and professional development and personal interest and enrichment.
Continuing education courses are offered in an informal and non-competitive setting. Classes are offered on campus and online to meet the schedules of all interested students. Usually, there are no grades, exams, or prerequisites for the classes with the exception of all online classes and some other classes. Admission to the college is not required. However advanced registration into the class is required.
Areas of instruction include computer applications, drivers’ education, real estate education, occupational licensing and recertification, professional development, and personal enrichment. Courses are offered in the classroom on our North Campus (Sandersville), South Campus (Dublin), Hancock, Jefferson, and LOIC. Online courses are offered through strategic partnerships with companies who are recognized experts in distance learning.
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- Driver's Education Description and Schedule
- Defensive Driving Schedule
- Online Courses
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- Continuing Education Contacts
OFTC offers short term courses in a range of subjects from basic computer use to advanced computer programs. Many of the continuing education computer courses provide PLUs necessary for teacher re-certification.
Did you know that there are requirements for new teen drivers to be able to obtain their driver’s license? Called Joshua's Law, it states that if you are 16 years old, you must complete a driver education course approved by the Department of Driver Services in order to receive a Class D License. Those individuals who do not complete an approved driver education course must wait until age 17 to become licensed.
OFTC offers the 36-hour course that meets the State of Georgia requirements for Joshua’s Law. All students must have a valid Georgia Learner’s permit in order to register. The course includes 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 additional hours of on-the-road instruction.
Through the Georgia Driver's Education Commission grant, OFTC offers FREE driver’s education classes to students age 15-19 (or 6 months after the student completes the 12th grade, whichever occurs later) including the required behind the wheel driving with an instructor. Between the in-person classroom training and driving time with an instructor, the OFTC driver’s education experience provides a great foundation for inexperienced drivers. Typically, the course costs $350, but students who meet the eligibility requirements can take advantage of this great opportunity at no cost. Grant funding is available one time per student. Student must complete 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours behind the wheel driving instruction to receive certification, and student must have learner permit prior to class.
Save a life! Drive Defensively! More than 41,000 Americans lose their lives in motor vehicle crashes each year and over two million more suffer disabling injuries, according to the National Safety Council. OFTC is proud to be your partner in striving to prevent automobile accidents. In addition, you can save money on your auto insurance (or parents, save money on your teenager’s insurance!) by successfully completing this National Safety Council Defensive Driving course. Consult with your insurance agent to determine exactly how completion of this program will affect your insurance rates. This course is not for point’s reduction and does not qualify for the Joshua’s Law requirements.
- Convenient, Affordable, and Effective.
- OFTC offers through ed2go affordable and effective courses anywhere and when it’s most convenient for you. Ed2go offers hundreds of engaging online courses for adults, covering every topic from SAT Test Preparation to Web Design.
- Each ed2go course comes equipped with a patient and caring instructor, lively discussions with your fellow students, and plenty of practical information that you can put to immediate use. Ed2go also offers courses that are PLU approved for teachers.
- Real Estate Online Classes
- Real estate license training, preparation for your state exam, and continuing education for your license renewals, all in a distance education format. When you want, where you want.
American Red Cross Babysitting
Babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants develop leadership skills; develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe, help children behave; and learn basic child care and basic first aid. Designed for ages 11-15 years.